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Friday, August 23, 2013


Monday, May 20, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trekking with the Best of Them
By Daniel Shultz

            The first blog post I ever posted to this website was a review of J.J. Abrams’ first Star Trek film. It was a short badly written one paragraphed piece designed to convey the excitement I had enjoyed while watching that film. I hope that my writing skills have improved since then.
            Star Trek Into Darkness is the gnawing but seemingly cleverly named follow up to the film Star Trek (reboot). It stars pretty much the same cast as the first one but with the addition of Benedict Cumberbatch as…

Spoilers after the jump.

(Non-Spoiled Review: It’s worth seeing in the theatre.)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Mistborn: The Hero of Ages. Reviewed.

Mistborn: The Hero of Ages review
(Spoilers in mirror are closer than they appear.)

            I finished the last book in the Mistborn trilogy a month ago. I have not written a review yet for two reasons: 1. I wanted time to think about the trilogy as a whole and how I could best represent the third book and the trilogy overall. 2. I am incredibly lazy.
            The Hero of Ages grows naturally out of the first two books in the trilogy. Unlike so many book series especially in SF/F genres each book in the trilogy stands on their own but also continues the plotlines of the overall story.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mistborn: The Well of Ascension. Reviewed.

Mistborn Series: The Well of Ascension Review
By Daniel Shultz
            Well of Ascension is the second book in the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson.  First published in 2007, the plot is as follows: Our bands of heroes (those who are left) are now in charge of what was the capital of the Final Empire, armies are outside the gates, and the ever present Mists seem to be changing and becoming genuinely dangerous.  

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Mistborn: The Final Empire. Reviewed

Mistborn: The Final Empire

            Mistborn: The Final Empire is the first book in Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy, it was first published by Tor Books in 2006. I finished reading it a week ago and the characters and themes still linger in my mind.  The plot can be summed up in one sentence: A group of thieves plan a heist against the Dark Ruler of their land, hoping to cause his downfall.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012